Certified Medical Assistant Salary
A certified Medical Assistant earns quite well. The career choice of becoming a Medical Assistant is quite lucrative considering the fact that one does not have to spend many years in order to get certified. Employees prefer to choose candidates who showcase certificates from accredited institutions. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) conducted a survey in the year 2013 found, among other things, that there was a significant gap in compensation between medical assistants without certification and medical assistants who held the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification. The Average salary for Clinical Medical Assistants who were certified full-time medical assistants is around $15.35/hour or $29,889/year as opposed to the $14.29/hour or $27,914/year average salary of full-time medical assistants who were non-CMA certified.